Poker News - Laws, Regulation & Legislation

PokerStars’ Scheinberg Settles Black Friday Case

Wednesday, 12th June 2013

The former chairman of online poker behemoth PokerStars has reached a deal with the United States government to settle his Black Friday case. Mark Scheinberg will forfeit $50 million in assets. Scheinberg’s agreement with the federal government does not make clear what portion of the $50 million sum is comprised

Downward Revenue Trend Continued in Atlantic City in May

Tuesday, 11th June 2013

Each month when the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement reports Atlantic City revenue numbers, the story sounds much like it has for the month before that, and likely, the month before that one, too. As Atlantic City’s struggling gambling industry continues to limp along in the face of increasing

Pennsylvania Online Gambling Bill Dealt Political Setback

Monday, 10th June 2013

A Pennsylvania legislator who oversees a powerful state committee on gambling doesn’t think the time is right for an online gambling bill in Pennsylvania. Rep. Tina Pickett – the chair of the Gaming Oversight Committee in the Pennsylvania House – told reporters that she was worried about “bringing gambling to

Ohio Gambling Revenue Falling Short of Predictions

Sunday, 09th June 2013

Since expanded casino and racino gambling took effect in the state of Ohio about a year ago, revenue generated by the state’s eleven gambling properties is lower than what was initially expected, according to a report by USA Today. The difference between what state officials had hoped to rake in

Anticipation Grows as Runner, Runner Trailer is Released

Saturday, 08th June 2013

It has been quite a long time since a proper gambling movie has received the good old fashioned Hollywood treatment, which is probably at least one explanation behind the excited buzz surrounding the upcoming release Runner, Runner starring Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake. A new round of chatter about the

Massachusetts Volunteer Organization Lobbies Neighbors on Behalf of Wynn Casino

Friday, 07th June 2013

Though the company has enough money to build a $1.2 billion casino just outside of Boston, in the city of Everett, Massachusetts, the Wynn Company is not spending very much of it on traditional advertising to persuade local voters to give the thumbs up to its plans when the matter

Federal Online Gambling Legislation Introduced

Thursday, 06th June 2013

A new bill that seeks to regulate both online poker as well as online versions of traditional casino games has been introduced at the federal level by New York Republican Representative Peter King. The bill bears some resemblance to a similar measure that was put forward back in 2011. PPA

Massachusetts Online Gambling Provision Shot Down; Said to be Unconstitutional

Wednesday, 05th June 2013

An item in a proposed Massachusetts state budget for 2014 that would have cleared the way for the state’s casinos and slots parlor to offer online wagering has been deemed to be unconstitutional and has been removed from the State Senate’s budget amendment. The provision would have allowed for the

Wisconsin Tribal Gaming Interests Closely Monitoring Casino Expansion Status in Neighboring Illinois

Tuesday, 04th June 2013

A Wisconsin Indian tribe that operates a chain of six casino properties in the Badger State is reportedly keeping a very close eye on the progress – or more accurately, the lack of progress – of proposed gambling expansion in the neighboring state of Illinois. The Ho-Chunk Nation, which has

Pennsylvania Casino Revenue Continues to Rise

Monday, 03rd June 2013

According to a report released this week by the American Gaming Association, arguably the gambling industry’s most powerful and ┬áinfluential trade group, Pennsylvania is coming out a big winner when it comes to gambling revenue. In fact, according to the AGA’s report, which is called the “State of States,” Pennsylvania